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    g r a p h O f f i c e D o i n g B i g B u s i n e s s .

    POSTOFFICE RECEIPTS INCREASE 1000 PER C E N T — - M A N Y TELEGRAMS

    T h e g r e a t v o l u m n o f c o m m u n i c a t i o n a n d correspondence e m u l a t - i n g f r o m t h e S e c o n d B r i g a d e a n d t h e a u x i l i a r y t r o o p s o f the S i x t h D i v i s i o n h a s j u m p e d t h e t e l e g r a p h office o f M c A l l e n t o t h e f i r s t i n t h e s t a t e i n t h e v o l u m n o f business h a n d l e d . M u c h of t h i s i s m a d e u p o f n e w s despatches , these a lone a m o u n t i n g t o as g r e a t a n u m b e r o f w o r d s as t h e r e g u l a r s e rv i ce o f t h e A s s o c i a t e d P r e s s .

    A n e v e n g r e a t e r i n c r e a s e i n b u s i n e s s has come t o the M c A l l e n postoff ice w h i c h i s n o w i i t i s s a i d ; t h e t h i r d i n s ize i n T e x a s , b e i n g e x - ceeded o n l y b y H o u s t o n a n d S a n A n t o n i o . T o i l l u s t r a t e , the greatest Blue o f s t a m p s i n a n y one m o n t h be fo re t h e N e w Y o r k s o l d i e r s came w a s 7300, i n J u l y t h e sales a m o u n t e d t o 72,700. T h e d a y t h e camps w e r e e s t a b l i s h e d h e r e t h e m a i l w a s c a r r i e d f r o m the s t a t i o n o n a h a n d - c a r t , t h e d a i l y d e l i v e r y n o w averages t h r e e two -horse t r u c k l o a d s .

    O n a n a v e r a g e 40,000 pieces o f m a i l a re sent o u t f r o n M c A l l e n e v e r y d a y . B e t w e n 60,000 a n d 75,000 a r e r e c e i v e d , a n d i f i t h a d n o t b e e n f o r o r d e r s f r o m D i v i s i o n H e a d q u a r t e r s w e m i g h t n o w , a m o n t h l a t e r , be j u s t g e t t i n g m a i l w h i c h came i n t h e f i r s t w e e k . P o s t m a s t e r J a n u a r y ' s f o r c e w a s wholly i n a d e q u a t e , a n d even a t $3 a d a y he w a s u n a b l e t o h i r e t h e a d d i t i o n a l c l e r k s h e n e e d e d .

    I n t h i s e m e r g e n c y G e n e r a l O ' R y a n c a l l e d p e r s o n a l l y u p o n the / P o s t m a s t e r G e n e r a l f o r a d d i t i o n a l e q u i p m e n t , g e t t i n g f i r s t o f a l l a s t a m p c a n c e l l i n g m a c h i n e , w h i c h tfye M c A l l e n office, n a t u r a l l y e n o u g h , h a d n e v e r h a d . T h e n a n a s s i g n m e n t of m e n t o the office f o r the p u r - p o s e o f h a n d l i n g the m i l i t a r y m a i l w a s m a d e . . L i e u t . C o l . F r a n c i s J . fylcGann, q u a r t e r m a s t e r corps , w a s m a d e m i l i t a r y p o s t m a s t e r .

    O n the d e t a i l i t s e l f w e r e p u t a n u m b e r v e t e r a n employes o f the N e w Y o r k postoffice, m e n w h o b r o u g h t n o t o n l y t h e i r n a t i v e s k i l l b u t exper ience i n the b iggest o f f i ce i n the c o u n t r y . C h i e f a m o n g these m e n w e r e S e r g t . M a j o r W . J . G r e e n e , T w e l f t h I n f a n t r y , a n d C h i e f M u s i c i a n G e o r g e C o l y e r . S e v e n t h I n f a n t r y . T h e others o n t h e d e t a i l a r e C o l o r S e r g t . G e o r g e N . C h i l d s , S i g n a l C o r p s , C o l o r S e r g t . W . R : M c K i n n o n , S e v e n t y - f i r s t I n f a n t r y , C o r p o r a l S y d n e y T a y l o r , S e c o n d F i e l d A r t i l l e r y , C o r p o r a l W . D . R i c h e r t , F i r s t F i e l d H o s p i t a l , P r i v a t e M a u r i c e A . N e w f i e l d , T h i r d A m b u l a n c e C o m p a n y a n d P r i v a t e C o r - n e l i u s O ' C o n n o r , S e v e n t y - f i r s t I n f a n t r y .

    F o l l o w i n g is a l i s t o f M i l i t a r y M a i l w h i c h r e m a i n s u n c l a i m e d dt t h e M c A l l e n P o s t Office, f o r t h e p e r i o d e n d i n g A u g u s t 8, 1916.

    Peraona c a l l i n g f o r same w i l l p lease, g i v e the date of t h i s l i s t .

    IN THE DEAD

    OF NIGHT

    F i r s t C a l l t o A r m s C a u s e s

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    a t M c A l l e n

    ORGANIZATION AHD DISCIPLINE

    Alv is , J . J . Anderson, John, Aust in , B . Corp,

    ij Ayres, J J . ' Abbott , E a r l

    Adams , B .Arthu ; Armes, Aamold A . George Blanton E . G. Babbett G. James Becker M . F . Buford Edward Berpr. J . H . Corp. Brown B . Robert Beisel Wm. T. Borrows Lorsuzo Bi l l ings Herbert Bowman J . Beloian Leon Blank Raymond Barclay G. Henry B i r d Wi l l iam Becker Robert. Burke Wi l l iam Bowden Harry . Boyle J . S. Geo. Bone Chfts. BeBBon Robert Burke Chaplain Bushom Edward. Bennet A . M .

    . Boone W. Thomas ' Beede L J

    Baker J . William*. - Barry Frank.

    Busch Al f red Brunner Chas. Byrne George Barael l E . Joseph Corey V . Thomas Cate, Wi l l iam B .

    . Clinton Bernard Clark, Clarence Caldwell Wm. - Cox, M . Carl . Clyprindes Joe. Corvett John Carliu T. Lieut . Clark E d . Clark Fred Cassiday James Crolins P . Al len Corley T . F . Sgt. Cummings Raymond Clark John Cooley Horace Conlon W. J . Cahi l l Wm. Clement Harold Tripp, Davis Stanley * Donnell Russell Gory Davis F . H . DuPont Albert Decker Frank Duchanl Werbert Depper A . L . Demper J . Dewart M u r i y Bovine Frank Duncan Clarenot

    1 Dixon 3. , j f Donovan Jack Durham T . L . . - Diaz Jnlien DeBconse'C. I . Col . Emnevciek Fred Evarts Wm. M . Elertsoa Ted Edwards Walter Esken Frank B unions Geo. B . Feat John Fox. D . FJynu Robert F i t ter John Flor id Frank Fox 8. W. F o x George . F a i r Richard 8. tfroehlieh H . E . Serge. Ferguson Geo. 1 . Boose Edward . Bnholm Walter A . Lavera Guy E . Sergt. H a j Loree James T. Loom Donald Mae Marine Jerry Lowry E . H . Lyon* Wm. T . Ireland M a r k L . Ivaniok George A . SergV Irwin Wi l l iam Kirohor Harry Jaaawoa Henry. ?WM Imhola B U I Jon mo* Frank 7T. -: r .

    H o y Thomas Holmer Chas. T . iSfeM Hess Dudley H a r m Ottle Henrietta Joe. Illeeh A l l e r t Farrow R. 8. Hunt Leslie - Hayden F . T.

    -Henderick Thomas 7. Farrington W . E . Haggerty John Heilmann E . D. H a U . P . M . Sergt. Holbron L . T: Capt. Hopkins Joseph mm Holmer Chas. Tones T L . Joh Leopold Johnson John. J . Jar dot Leo. • Von Kel ler H . Kuzniicr George Ael log Leslie S. Knight B i l l • K u r t z Norwood Keister Geo. K i n g Carlton 'Keteham Elmer Keenan Frank Kennedy E . Lampe H . . , Lawlor E •"*• Luke Chas. W . Lawarence Arley Xynah James A . Squadron A Lynch Howard Lervery J . t§^-M Leyaen Loyle L o r d Harry Lewis Henry Griffin Ben Glpnic Chas. S. Corp.

    . Guieltman Corgell H i l l G. W. * Hanna Donald Hislop John J . Howard Chas. Lieut . Grave George Corp. George J * H . Lieut. Glenn Grosenir E , Gnrinshy James. Grinnell Lawrence £ Gerbf ield Parley Greene C. F . Gardner Vernon Franke Paul "r r. Fliege Harold B . F i t ch Clyde E F i r t h Wi l l i am *J. Gerson A . L Gottlieb M . Treembell A l lan T, Grover David. H . Wmr# Gottlieb M a x Goldmeer S. *v,-irt.'̂ -*™-- Georke Edward Gonke Edward Gouse Holniur Ed- Hackney F . C. . McMullen J . R. Morris J . A . CbrpA Meske Fred ; Saf Mohan J . . MowTiUiams Knox Murray Wm. Leo. Mel dine •rerur. McCaae E d . *• Mahaa Andrew McLaughlin Wil l iam 3 . Mart in John. Morgan Arthur M . MattUon Wm. B. Mart in John. Mareh Stanley Murphy James McLaughlin P . A . MeKinuey Oakley W. Murphey M . J . . £ r Maspherson Petsr Dr . MeCartty Patrick McDonald Harry Murry R. Micalis Clarence G. L i s a t McLean Donald Maekessy T . Frank McCal ly Aloyiius McXenna John McKenna John Mattison MoKee Howard MeCormiek Frank MoLean Chan. y;C*' Oeterleaut Bnrgt i f •-{! Olover Leslie A . Se*3t C " OConaar Daniel S. - • , f ? Peasa Antony Pett i* C

    According to a number of officers of high rank the ca l l to arms which took place recently, extending from division headquarters on the railroad track to the remotest cavalry outpost along, the Hidalgo road, was the best possibks.t'pst of the general efficiency and alertness of the guard. (Within a few minutes of the first call by the bugler of the Firs t Fie ld Art i l lery whose trumpet split the air with that unmistakable note at about 12:30 in the morning', every soldier at McAl len was awake, for the call was. repeated again and again traveling quickly down the long line of tent streets unti l every regiment was tumbling into its equipment. And within less than a haat hour infantry artillery and cavalry were ready to go from here to the RIO Grande—on to Mexico Ci ty for that matter—ready to fight, ready to prove that there arc no Boy Scouts in this' outfit.

    Even the Field Art i l lery whose eqnip menti is extremely clumsy when com- pared with that of the infantry or cav- alry were ready within that half hour, Borne of the batteries making record time. The entire division acted as i t would act i n war time.

    The Second Field now has its hos- pital building and is getting its mess- shacks and kitchens. Instead of a bar- ren brown street exactly the same as every other barren brown street he has seen from day to day, he finds now a street with a palm or two, a street with garden fronts of oats,' onions,—green things of various kinds. He looks at headquarters row and admires Colonel Wingates magnificient palms. H e sees that his own street has something an- other street can't boast, or that a